Circa 1810 Georgian Ruby and Seed Pearl Ring:

200 year old Antique Ring with Ruby and Pearls

This handmade ring is from Boston, from a collector of early American Georgian treasures. It is made of 16 karat Rose gold. The natural Ruby gemstone is a natural ruby and is hand polished by Monks in this time period. Pink in color and most likely mined in Sri Lanka at that time of history and are a different color that modern rubies. The cabochon Ruby is “Foil Backed”, to reflect the light. The size of the Ruby is about 1/2carat.

The earliest record for the mining of Rubies goes back to more than 2,500 years ago in Sri Lanka. Historically, many believe that mystical powers lie within this intensely colored red gemstone. When inserted beneath the skin, the ancient Burmese believed that the stone generates a mystical force, which protects the wearer from accidents and attacks. Red symbolizes love; it emanates warmth and a strong sense of life. Red is also the color of Ruby, the King of gemstones. After all, in the fascinating realm of gemstones rubies are the generally accepted emperors.

For thousands of years Ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones of our Earth. It has got all it takes for a precious stone: a wonderful color, excellent hardness and an overwhelming brilliance. Besides, it is an extremely rare gemstone, especially in the finer qualities.
The ring is also set with 43 Seed Pearls which all seem original to the ring. Pearls in this time period means “Modest Loveliness”.
The underside of the ring is solid gold and a quality early item.
This ring is overall small and dainty and 200 years old and in very fine condition. The ruby is well set and the band is still very strong and fine to wear. It is Size 9 ¼ now and has been resized before and could be easily re sized again, either larger or smaller. This is a wonderful early Georgian ring. The insured value as of November 2012 is $5500.00

Price: $1,100.00